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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 1, 2006 11:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

Very eloquent and VERY well put PGel.....

It really is a goddamm shame that someone so talented and so soulful who made SO MANY people (Republican and Democrat alike!) smile is gone.

I often dont think about this too much anymore what with raising my 3 year old, but then shell mosey on over to the dvd rack and start saying "Guuurry Garrrceeeyaa" over and over again and I'll throw on a "View From the Vault" for her and watch her dance.

Thats usually when it hits me that hes gone. Its simply something that I'll never get over as long as i live.

Thank god for this site and these forums.

Its really nice to be able to talk with you guys in cyber-space.

-STF

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Feb 8, 2006 1:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

i have a 14yo Daughter and a 16yo Son, and neither of them has been sucked in by the Gangsta/Hip Hop, or the vapid Pop music scene. My son loves the Dead, Bluegrass, Reggae Pink Floyd and other various styles of music, my daughter is into Jimi, Clash, Ramones, Zepplin and newer punk/ska music. I took them both to see Phil at the Rocks, and it was really great to be able to share a little of what it was like. It was actually interesting how many of us were there with our kids. 20 years ago, I would have never considered it a family activity. It was great to see my kids standing during the whole show and dancing to the great tunes. I am very thankful for LMA, because it has allowed me to share the great shows I was at with my kids, and turn them on to some alternatives to the current desolate pop/hip hop scene. my son loves to find new bands on LMA and turn me on to them as well. The wheel just keeps turning and it won't slow down!!!!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2006 1:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

That is certainly positive news to my ears Purple. Gives me hope that my two little cuties may not fall into that desolate "rap trap." Must be great to have your son researching the LMA and even turning you onto his discoveries. Congrats on two musically well-rounded kids :)

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Poster: Ewig Date: Feb 7, 2006 9:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

It's funny, my 4 year old daughter had the same response just the other night. She had a couple friends over and they were running up and down the stairs. I was in my office downloading away, listening to Scarlet Alpine Valley 89 I believe, she runs in listens for a sec, runs back out to the top of the stairs and yells "HEY GUYS, Come on up, my Daddy's got DANCIE music on!!!" ran back in and started dancing away. It just blew me away watching her, of course I cranked it up and joined right in...

Our daughter's will know Jerry's music, and hopefully our daughter's daughters and his music will live on, especially fueled by great websites such as this and the wonderful memories we collectively share as a group, both past and present.

Thank You Jerry, may you rest in peace

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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 7, 2006 10:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

Thats just goddamm beautiful Ewig, really, really sweet, and for anyone who has kids, especially girls, it brings a tear to your eye.

Its funny Jerry wouldnt smile that often, but when he did, like for most of the "Truckin up to Buffalo" show, it would light up a room or energize a crowd.

I remember my wife, who is NOT a big fan, was sitting next to me, reading, while i was watching the dvd, and i think its pre-1st set and Jerry is just BEAMING on stage, and my wife looks up and says "my god!" and i went "what, what!?"
and she replied "Look at the grin on Jerrys face, its beautiful"

I said, "Yeah, thats Jerry"

Again, really sweet Ewig, mazel-tov

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 7, 2006 10:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

Wow - these posts are so great to hear. I have two beautiful little girls 7 and 6 years old. I have framed photos on my wall of them dancing away like little deadheads to the '77 Cornell show. They have loved "jerry and bob" since they could say those words. Going through the stress and sadness of a divorce, Jerry so many times helped pull me through. Instead of sitting like a lump in self misery and being a downer for my little girls, we would just dance away. Instead of tears of sadness, my eyes would well up with tears of joy absorbing the beauty of my children twirling to the positive energy or dear Jerry.
Thanks for sharing those thoughts people. Not that i ever forget, but i just got to vividly relive those beautiful visions of my twirling "babies." - oops, cant have tears in my eyes at work :)

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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 7, 2006 11:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

Yeah-

its all good. My little one, when i point to the tv and say "whos that!" she goes "Juuurrry!" and then i point and go "and whos THAT?!" and she replies "Bobby!"

heh heh.....not even 3 yet..

I only hope living in NYC, that she doesnt become absorbed by the whole hip-hop gangsta rap culture that is poisoning the minds and lives of our youth....

We very well may relocate to Prauge or Kiev when she hits grade school....and that aint no joke....

-stf

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Poster: DEADBUCK Date: Feb 7, 2006 11:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

I have 5 kids now myself....And they are not turning out to be gangstas. The thing you could realize is that you dont need to leave the states to escape city crap...i mean rap.... there is a ton of the country that is still peaceful and serene...I go to my camp in Maine as often as possible and every time I get off the Highway I go past the Augusta Civic center....yup where the Dead have played....and I say ..how right this is...and turn up my fav show of the day and keep drivin. When I arrive..be it 6 hours later...I am in a kind place that doesnt smell bad...no noise ...no traffic...and no NYC...not even Boston. The people are kind to one another and even help each other when times are tough....dont get me wrong..it aint little house on the prairie...you can get the best lobsters of your life there...and the clam chowder is white...not red! Check it out sometime. And not that I am getting paid by the Maine tourist bureau but they also have the best tasting water on earth...called Poland Spring. Peace

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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 8, 2006 12:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

Yeah-

I TOTALLY hear ya on that one, saw BOTH Oxford shows in 88....
what a GREAT scene over there.

However, we're sorta locked into NYC, i work as a paralegal for a Major law firm, my wife works in human resources for a major Toy Store.....you get the idea...

Its sorta hard to just pack it all up for the country when your counting on that monthly revenue.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2006 12:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

I was at those Oxford shows too camping outside the track. It sure was a great scene with friendly vibes from the locals. Damn, that seems like such a long time ago (actually i suppose it is a long time ago - damn, i'm gettin old) Maine is so beautiful - do lots of skiing up there.
It does have to be tough raising kids in the city. I am a bit south of Boston in a relatively small town (pop. about 16K) - and it is even though raising kids here. There are just so many bad influences around - it seems like it just gets tougher and tougher to protect one's children.
I wish i could just pack it up and move someplace serene and "simpler." Somedays i just feel like selling my business and moving.

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Poster: Ewig Date: Feb 8, 2006 8:44am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

AAAhhhhhh The Iriony of life is simply amazing, Oxford Valley Speedway were my first shows, the camping scene was simply amazing and that's what sold me on the Dead. Remember the mile or two walk to the Corner Store to get Ice and Water, sounds boring but man what an adventure that turned out to be... And the nightly bonfire up to the left of the parking lot, couple guys with guitars singing songs late into the night, everyone sitting around sharing some of yours 'cause we done shared all on mine...


YEAH!!! Great times, chills running down my spine just thinking about it now, Thanks Guys!!!

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Poster: bonk Date: Feb 2, 2006 12:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: IN Response to P Gel.....Re: Garcia

I know that being in the same room as Garcia was electrifing.He just had a certain thing about him.JGB or GD,It did not matter..He had a strong positive vibe!!!I am blessed to have seen him play many times and will always appreciate the music and vibe of the FAT MAN!!!!!